Rune Hat by Meilindis
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Rune Hat

September 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
151 - 183 yards (138 - 167 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

(first version of this pattern) In the last rune of chart B (utmost left) there should be an extra yo between the ssk and the k2tog in the middle of row 8. Please update your pattern to version 1.1, where this mistake has been fixed.


This hat was originally designed for the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup. It’s a combination of 14 runes from the Elder Futhark, translated into a lace pattern. The old runes may be letters, but they are also symbols for things like creativity, prosperity, luck, and more. I incorporated these positive runes into the hat.

I decided to use the following runes in the hat: fehu, ansuz, kenaz, wunjo, jera, eihwaz, algiz, sowilo, tiwaz, berkano, ehwaz, laguz, dagaz and mannaz. I transcribed them into lace patterns, and incorporated those into the overall hat pattern.

Skills needed:

Basic lace knitting (slipping stitches, yo’s, increasing and decreasing). Suitable for an adventurous beginning lace knitter.